Palm Pixi (Sprint)
Manufacturer: Palm Part number: PALM120HK
- Bottom Line:
- While not as powerful as the Pre, the Palm Pixi offers first-time smartphone buyers a decent set of features in a sleek little package. However, to be really competitive, we think it needs to come down in price just a touch.
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CNET editors' review
price range: $0.00 - $49.99
- Reviewed by: Bonnie Cha
- Reviewed on: 11/11/2009
- Released on: 11/15/2009
The good: The Palm Pixi features a remarkably thin design and an improved QWERTY keyboard. An updated OS brings Yahoo integration as well as enhanced messaging features. It also offers Bluetooth, GPS, and 3G support.
The bad: Lacks Wi-Fi. The smartphone can be sluggish and battery can drain quickly. The camera's picture quality is subpar and still lacks video recording and editing options.
The bottom line: While not as powerful as the Pre, the Palm Pixi offers first-time smartphone buyers a decent set of features in a sleek little package. However, to be really competitive, we think it needs to come down in price just a touch.
this phone is better than my newer blackberry curve
by kylegage1992 on March 7, 2011
Pros: Touch Screen, WebOS, Apps, Battery Life, Keyboard, Being able to sync all contacts.
Cons: NOT HAVING WIFI....I knew this before i bought it but i would still be nice.
Summary: it is a all together perfect phone
Summary: it is a all together perfect phone
This phone SUCKS! Signed up here to say it sucks!
by crocgurl on March 3, 2011
Pros: Good picture quality. Easy to use interface for the most part.
Good internet...If you have service...which is never for sprint.
Cons: Trying to fix a message could end up sending it. The enter bar sends a message and it's right where you're texting at.
Phone goes offline for no reason.
NO ARROW KEYS! You have to erase an entire message to fix something.
Summary: Phone absolutely sucks. I really hate it. I don't see how it gets such good reviews because I met two other people with the exact same problems. I got ...
Summary: Phone absolutely sucks. I really hate it. I don't see how it gets such good reviews because I met two other people with the exact same problems. I got two of these phones because the first I broke out of frustration and I broke my newer one yesterday for the same reason. I wish they gave more room for cons. The phone's battery is UNDER the backside of the phone. Which means you have to take a nail (I don't have any so it was terrible) And literally PEEL the backing off. Which warps after awhile and doesn't fit the phone. Please, for your sake of frustration, don't buy it. I actually made an account here JUST so I can warn you guys that this phone SUCKS and isn't worth your time.
palm pixi or blackberry curve? Palm pixi.
by HeatherFTW on February 28, 2011
Pros: small size, surprisingly comfortable keyboard, multi tasking, touchscreen, customizable, was free on a contract, and it's just a really attractive-looking device.
Cons: wi-fi would've been a nice touch. And sometimes the C button doesn't want to register (same on my aunt's pixi).
Summary: if you want something, cute, easy to use and really compact/lightweight, and you're on a budget, the pixi is for you. For me, it was between the pixi ...
Summary: if you want something, cute, easy to use and really compact/lightweight, and you're on a budget, the pixi is for you. For me, it was between the pixi and the blackberry curve. I was set on the curve until the very last second in the store. Glad I chose my pixi.
This is a one-of-a-kind phone.
by rushrx on December 29, 2010
Pros: Small, sleek, lightweight, fits in your pocket, OS is very intuitive, phone actually works well as a phone, email, web, apps, all work great. The Pixi is unique which is good because I don't like to have the same thing that everyone else has.
Cons: The name. Pixi? C'mon. I refer to it as a Palm...you know, the smaller one, not the Pre.
Summary: This was free with a 2 year contract with Sprint. My wife and I both got a Pixi and have had them for 2 months. I almost got the EVO ...
Summary: This was free with a 2 year contract with Sprint. My wife and I both got a Pixi and have had them for 2 months. I almost got the EVO 4G because it is an awesome piece of equipment, but at the end of the day I wanted a phone that was actually convenient--a phone that wasn't the size of Canada. Some have complained about the Pixi's screen size being too small. I would agree, if you use the Pixi as your main TV then it is too small. But, if you use it as a phone, email, web, you-tube, et cetera, it is plenty big. And I know that some people think of this as secondary, but the actual PHONE part (speaking to people) works very well.
The Palm Pixi is about balance. It is small enough to actually be mobile but large enough to still be enjoyable. It doesn't have the processing power of the latest desktop computer but it is plenty fast enough to run several apps at one time. And for FREE? This is a no brainer.
This may not be important to everyone but it is an added advantage to me. This is a unique phone in that not many people have it. I am one that does not like to follow the masses just to be like everyone else. I have friends who rave about their iPhones and how great it is, and then they say "but the actual phone isn't very good". What? That makes no sense to me.
Unless you have to be like everyone else or unless you want a huge screened hunk of glass to carry around with you, the Palm Pixi is a great choice.
WHAT A CRAP PHONE!
by cmas126 on December 26, 2010
Pros: The over all set up and idea of this phone was wonderful. Takes some getting used to.
Cons: It fell apart!!!!! I had mine for two months and it was all down hill from there. At 6 months I needed a replacement.
Summary: Needs to be more durable but I love the set up. No wi fi connection which sucked. My charge port expoloded! what more can I say? Don't waste your ...
Summary: Needs to be more durable but I love the set up. No wi fi connection which sucked. My charge port expoloded! what more can I say? Don't waste your time.
Great introduction into the world of Smartphones
by keiko95 on December 23, 2010
Pros: Acceptable size screen, excellent keyboard, rubber battery/back cover, standard mini USB charging port
Cons: Tricks you into thinking there is 2 back speakers, (if you want to be picky, fingerprint magnet...but its a touchscreen), back cover/battery cover is fairly difficult to take off, charger port is hidden and hard to open without nails
Summary: I love my Palm Pixi, its the best phone I've had since my ancient Samsung flip phone. The Pixi feels great in your hand (yeah yeah "thats what she ...
Summary: I love my Palm Pixi, its the best phone I've had since my ancient Samsung flip phone. The Pixi feels great in your hand (yeah yeah "thats what she said" jokes ensue), but really, the phone has a nice rubber backing on it that serves as the a customizable "face" (or in this case "back") plate and battery cover. It takes a bit of figuring out to discover that you need to pry the back off starting on the side with the mute switch, and then opening it like a Tupperware container. The screen is a bit dark and not all that vibrant compared to the Palm Pre. The Centro is to the Treo as the Pixi is to the Pre, a poor mans version of a better phone, and a damn good one at that. While it is true that the Pre sports a bigger and more vibrant screen, better processor, wifi, and some other things, the Pixi when not being compared to the Pre does a magnificent job of being a Smartphone. The Pixi when only running 1-4 "cards" (windows/multitasking) runs at a good speed, anything over that and the slowdown starts. WebOS in my opinion is much better designed than iOS (coming from a user of Macs by the way). THE KEYBOARD, by golly I love this thing, the keys give a satisfying "click" to them, and sport a nice psuedo-plastic-rubber feeling to them...much much better than the Pre's keyboard. I gave this a 4.5 out of 5 because of the fact that there is only one speaker on the back designed to look like two speakers (which is okay I guess, it's an aesthetic choice), and that the battery/back cover is fairly difficult to take off.
Overall I would highly recommend this phone to anyone ready to enter the Smartphone world, or just anyone looking for a phone in general, worth every penny and harsh days of waiting for UPS to deliver (never make that mistake lol).
What a weird little horrible devce
by MissMomosa on December 5, 2010
Pros: Its cute but that's about it
Cons: Buttons 2 small
NO SD SLOT
NOT A FAN OF THE CARD THING
What's with the USB port..why so difficult?
Where the he double hockey sticks are the settings
Summary: I found all these issues and the phone isn't activated yet! I brought i t from a friend for $50 bucks because my Droid Moment (which I'm writing ...
Summary: I found all these issues and the phone isn't activated yet! I brought i t from a friend for $50 bucks because my Droid Moment (which I'm writing this review on) has more kinks than faulty chicken wire! I want something easy to use and doesn't take forever to get calls so hopeuflly it works but the phone has already froze on me and I haven't used it really yet..
The no SD slot blows major..I have an 8gig mem card in my droid so to not be able to use that info is annoying...
The card thing is pointless and bleh!
The text messaging is ugh because the darn buttons are so small...the whole contact thing bothers me..when u open a contact to edit or add..u can't simply js back out with a back button..you have to exit out of contacts and reeneter...that sucks
Why is the port so dang small...
I'm gonna give it a try tho and hopefully it will hold me over til my upgrade in july :-(
by jamie528 on November 23, 2010
Pros: I like the internet and the messaging capabilities, when the phone is operational.
Cons: The back is made of plastic which breaks @ the plug in area around 3 mths (sooner if you need to pull the battery). This is my 2nd Pixi due to software issues (3rd on the way). Constant restarting, crashing and failures. It has not even been a yr!
Summary: I have been through 2 Pixi's. I am not one to abuse my phones or demand too much of them, but I could have carried these around in a ...
Summary: I have been through 2 Pixi's. I am not one to abuse my phones or demand too much of them, but I could have carried these around in a padded case and they would have still died. The first one would call the last number dialed at random times, over and over again.... I could only stop this by removing the battery. The second one has started this as well, on top of the random freezing, and restarting when it is just sitting on the desk not in use (up to 2 times/day). I bought the first in January, and the replacement was received in April. I have had to go to the store for problems with the phone at least once every 2 months. The backs where you plug in the cord is nothing but a thin strip of plastic which breaks after about 2 months of use. I was told by the Sprint store that I needed to call Palm (now apparently Sprint provides these and always have) 45 min on the phone with a jerk representative from Palm and I didn't have to deal with him. This phone is not worth the money. I highly recommend a blackberry or HTC through Sprint, or any other phone besides the Palm Pixi!!!
i like the palm pixi
by vanbrown91 on November 13, 2010
Pros: i just exchanged from the blackberry curve 3g 9330 and lg louts elite to get the palm pixi i love it it may have some problems but i still like for texting sendind emails get to my contracts much better
Cons: none at all
Summary: just get it and try it out for yourself
Summary: just get it and try it out for yourself
this phone is complete junk!!!!!!!!!!!!
by tiredlullaby on October 27, 2010
Pros: the controls.
Cons: everything pretty much.
Summary: I've only had sprint for 5 months and I've had 6 of these.............. first one got stuck roaming.. second one kept freezing, third one would randomly shut off, ...
Summary: I've only had sprint for 5 months and I've had 6 of these.............. first one got stuck roaming.. second one kept freezing, third one would randomly shut off, forth one camera was broke, apps wouldn't load, fifth one apps wouldn't load, would freeze and shut off, would go back and forth from english to spanish, and would randomly dial numbers, sixth one was stuck on vibrate, freezing, and then just shut off and wouldn't turn back on.. sprint is finally putting me into a palm pre so hopefully this is better....... don't buy this piece of crap phone.
- Manufacturer: Palm
- Part number: PALM120HK
- Description: Instantly say whatever you want with an exposed keyboard right at your fingertips. Intuitively move back and forth between open applications using the multi-touch screen and natural gestures. Access your friends' information that's been pulled in and linked together for you. And choose from back cover designs and accessories that let you express yourself. Personally, the Palm Pixi phone - you said it best.
- Packaged Quantity 1
- Product Type Smartphone
- Form Factor Full keyboard
- Integrated Components Voice recorder,
- Width 2.2 in
- Depth 0.4 in
- Height 4.4 in
- Weight 3.5 oz
- Technology CDMA2000 1X
- Service Provider Sprint PCS
- Operating System Palm webOS
- Input Device(s) QWERTY keyboard
Messaging & Internet
- Cellular Messaging Services SMS,
- Instant Messaging Services Yahoo! Messenger,
AOL Instant Messenger Service (AIM),
- Supported Email Protocols SMTP,
- Data Transmission EV-DO
- Wireless Interface Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
- Bluetooth Profiles Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP)
- Communication Features Internet browser,
Mobile Email client
- Phone Functions Call timer,
- Polyphonic Ringer Yes
- Sensors Accelerometer,
Ambient light sensor
- Personal Information Management Calendar,
- Supported Digital Audio Standards AAC,
- Supported Digital Video Standards MPEG-4,
- Bult-in Memory 7 GB
- User Memory 7 GB
- SIM Card Lock no
- Restrict Access to Phone Book no
- Sensor Resolution 2 megapixels
- Camera Light Source LED light
- GPS Navigation A-GPS receiver
- Type LCD display
- Technology TFT
- Diagonal Size 2.6 in
- Display Resolution 400 x 320 pixels
- Color Depth 18-bit (262000 Colors)
- Connector Type Headset jack - Mini-phone 3.5 mm,
- Included Accessories Power adapter , Power adapter